2015 December

Creating Memories and Sharing in the Holiday Spirit

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We may not have snow yet, but we’re all joining in on the fun and celebration of the holiday season. Merriment and food are in ample supply this time of year! In the past week Lynn Cherry gathered photos of the staff in elf hats and silly glasses, we had an ugly sweater day and after 3 weeks of gifts, we are finally making guesses at who our Secret Santa’s are. This environment makes it easy to have fun on the job, but make no mistake; we take our optics very seriously. Happy Holidays from the entire staff!


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WNQ December Winners & Answer Key

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What’s New Questionnaire December 2015 ANSWERS

Congratulations to: 

Brenda Derenne – Eye & Vision Clinic – Lux
Trista Hrad- Envision Eyecare
Kelly Henneberry – Family Vision Center

(Brenda & Trista, your gift cards are being held until early next week as not to be lost in the holiday traffic!)

Thank you to all who participated! Wishing you all a very Happy Holiday!

The network we share is a great place to inform others and grow our own knowledge base. Thank you for being a part of our team. If you happen to hear a question at the office that you think would benefit other practices, please contact us with your suggestions using the link below.

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WNQ December

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WNQ December

JINGLE ALL THE WAY through the latest What’s New Questionnaire for your Chance to Win! Please use the WNQ link above.

Please take the time to fill out the following information and answer a few short questions. All perfect scores will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card. Three winning names will be drawn every month. Feel free to photocopy this sheet (the link in red above) for each staff member that would like to participate. Once complete, please fax back to (920) 569-2309 as it MUST BE RETURNED BEFORE NOON on WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23rd.

This Questionnaire is intended for current Cherry Optical, Inc customers. Thank you for your time and good luck!


Beneath the Surface – Get to Know Jon Our Digital Surfacing Manager

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Introducing: Jon De Greef

  • Digital Surfacing Manager

  • Job-Related Certifications: ABO Certified

  • Years with Cherry Optical, Inc: 8


What do you do for Cherry Optical, Inc?

I run and maintain highly sensitive digital surfacing equipment, keep jobs moving through the lab, troubleshoot problem jobs and machine errors. Along with doing preventive maintenance, I am constantly checking lens clarity, thickness, and design clarity issues to ensure our customers get exactly what they asked for.  A lot of what you see in a lens can be directly related to how certain machines are operating. Since Cherry Optical, Inc is a 24-hour, five-day-a-week production lab; I spend a lot of time checking lens quality, machine calibration, and machine operation. I’m also in charge of working with lens manufacturers to load their technology parameters in the machines as the new designs and upgrades are created. Beyond that, I have regular managing duties: ordering parts, keeping consumables stocked and training the Digital Surfacing Opticians on the ins and outs of digital surfacing and the machines.

What inspires you?

My goal is to be the best in my field and achieving that inspires me. I like teaching others about optics; specifically, what is involved in creating a pair of digitally processed lenses. I take pride in my work. Minimizing spoilages, keeping the lab running smoothly and being an effective part of the company makes me feel good. I also really enjoy furthering my knowledge in digital surfacing to ensure I can be an effective manager at this state-of-the-art optical facility.

What do you like most about working at Cherry Optical, Inc?

The thing I enjoy most about my job is the people. Everyone in this building is a real joy to work alongside. It’s hard to be negative if you’re working with 40 other people who also truly enjoy their jobs.

Cherry Optical, Inc treats their employees very well. It can be said when you join our team, you’re going to gain 15 lbs. Every day there is food that someone made and/or brought in to share. However, my most fond memory is from an optical convention that we attended in Las Vegas. I’m pretty sure racing a Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Porsche isn’t work related, but they treated me to the experience, which was amazing! (Side note: I beat Adam Cherry & Jason Link’s lap times in every car. Hehe!)

What makes Cherry Optical, Inc different from other optical laboratories?

Cherry Optical, Inc goes above and beyond with its process controls. We calibrate our machines every three to four hours and keep them spotless. People touring the lab always think the machines we’ve had for five or six years are brand new. Additionally, we send our managers to seminars and expos to further their knowledge in each of their given fields of the optical process. Cherry Optical, Inc prides itself on employing a well-educated staff. Continuing education is a great benefit for my co-workers and myself.

What are your biggest challenges in your position?

I have a hard time finding the right people to give me the right answers when troubleshooting an issue with our equipment. We’ve found only a handful of people who really know digital processing, and they happen to be here at Cherry Optical, Inc in Green Bay.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

I enjoy mountain biking, camping, water sports, boating and live local music. My fiancé and her three kids keep to the outdoors when weather permits, so I’m down for basically anything that’s out in the sun and fun.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

I’m an adrenaline junkie, so I always wanted to be a stuntman.

What celebrity or historical figure wears or has worn glasses best?

Roy Orbison & Jack Nicholson


“What’s New Monthly” December Newsletter 2015

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Click the following link to view a printable PDF version with working links to the web and email addresses.

What’s New December 2015

This Month’s Issue of What’s New Monthly Topics:

  • Blue Polarized – From Vision Ease
  • What’s Hurting Our Eyes This Week?
  • Study Tells Us What We Already Know
  • Cherry Optical, Inc’s Raptor Lens Gains Momentum
  • Google AdWords Works – At a Cost
  • 2 out of 3 Ain’t Bad
  • Camber Lenses Continue to GainMomentum
  • What’s New with What’s New University